Seismic activity

M6.1 earthquake registered near Hihifo, Tonga

A strong earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered in Tonga region on October 28, 2014 at 03:15 UTC (15:15 local time). USGS reports depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). Geoscience Australia preliminary report mentions M6.0 quake.Epicenter was located 129 km

October 28, 2014

Shallow M5.6 earthquake hit Ecuador-Colombia border region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 [downgraded to M5.6] on the Richter scale hit Ecuador-Colombia border region (Cerro Negro de Mayasque volcanic complex) on October 20, 2014 at 19:31 UTC (14:33 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC

October 20, 2014

Very strong M6.5 quake hit south of Kermadec Islands, M6.2 off the South Island - New Zealand

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.5 (Geonet) on the Richter scale was registered south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on October 14, 2014 at 04:12 UTC (17:12 local time). Geonet is reporting depth of 82 km. USGS reports M6.1 earthquake at depth of 31.5 km (19.6 m

October 14, 2014

Massive earthquake M7.3 registered off the coast of Nicaragua

A massive earthquake measuring M7.3 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Nicaragua on October 14, 2014 at 03:51 UTC (21:51 local time on October 13). USGS is reporting depth of 40 km (24.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.3 at depth of 80 km.INETER (Nicaragu

October 14, 2014

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.1 (JMA) on the Richter scale was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on October 11, 2014 at 02:35 UTC. JMA reports depth of 15 km. USGS is reporting M6.3 at depth of 13.5 km (8.4 miles).Epicenter was located 154 km

October 11, 2014

Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake strikes southern East Pacific Rise

A very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake was registered in the southern East Pacific Rise (Challenger Fracture Zone) on October 9, 2014 at 02:14 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 15.5km (9.6 miles). The quake was followed by several strong aftershocks. The southern stret

October 09, 2014

Very strong M6.2 earthquake hit Gulf of California, Mexico

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale hit Gulf of California, Mexico on October 8, 2014, at 02:40 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).Epicenter was located at sea, 121 km (75 miles) WSW of El Dorado, 128 km (80 miles) SW of Navolato, 128

October 08, 2014

Very strong and extremely dangerous M6.6 earthquake struck Yunnan, China

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.6 (CENC) on the Richter scale struck Chinese province of Yunnan on October 7, 2014, at 13:49 UTC (21:49 local time). CENC reported very shallow depth of 5 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was in a r

October 07, 2014

Deadly M5.1 earthquake hits central Peru, leaves 60 collapsed houses

A very shallow earthquake measuring M5.1 (IGP) on the Richter scale hit central Peru on September 28, 2014, at 02:35 UTC (September 27 at 21:35 local time). Peruvian Civil Defense service said the quake struck at depth of 8 km (INDECI) . USGS is reporting M4.9 at depth

September 29, 2014

Large earthquake swarm rattles Long Valley caldera, California U.S.

A large earthquake swarm is currently underway in Long Valley caldera, Mammoth Lake region of California U.S., east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The swarm started on Thursday, September 25, 2014, and it is one of the largest earthquake swarms in this region in the pa

September 29, 2014

Very strong earthquake M6.2 rattles Alaska, USA

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale hit Cook Inlet region of Alaska​, USA at 17:51 UTC (09:51 local time) on September 25, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 101.7 km (63.2 miles).Epicenter was located 95 km (59 miles) WNW of Willow, 130 km (81

September 25, 2014

Shallow M6.0 earthquake registered off the coast of Solomon Islands

A shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Solomon Islands at 09:13 UTC on September 25, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC reported M6.0 at depth of 15 km.Epicenter was located 160 km (99 miles) SSW of

September 25, 2014

Strong and deep M6.2 earthquake hits Argentina

A strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale hit Argentina-Chile-Bolivia border region at 11:16 UTC on September 24, 2014 (08:16 local time). Preliminary USGS report mentions depth of 189.3 km (117.6 miles).EMSC also reported M6.2 but at depth of 179

September 24, 2014

Shallow M5.2 earthquake hits North Cotabato, Philippines - 17 houses destroyed, 66 damaged

A shallow earthquake measuring M5.2 on the Richter scale was registered in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, Philippines on September 20, 2014, at 04:26 UTC. PHIVOLCS reported depth of 11 km. USGS is reporting depth of 18.5 km (11.5 miles).Epicenter was located 10 km (6 m

September 21, 2014

Very strong and deep earthquake M6.7 hit Guam

A very strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.7 on the Richter scale (downgraded from M7.1) was registered just off the coast of Guam on September 17, 2014, at 06:14 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 136.7 km (84.9 miles).Epicenter was located 45 km (28 miles) NW of Piti

September 17, 2014

Strong M5.6 earthquake registered 44 km NNE of Tokyo, Japan

A strong earthquake registered as M5.6 on the Richter scale shook eastern Japan on September 16 at 03:28 UTC (12:28 local time). JMA reported depth of 50 km. USGS reports the same magnitude and depth of 53.9 km (33.5 miles). Widespread minor damage has been reported.Acc

September 16, 2014

Strong earthquake M6.2 registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Modayag, Indonesia on September 10, 2014, at 02:46 UTC. USGS reports depth of 30 km (18.6 miles). Australia Geoscience is reporting preliminary magnitude of M6.6 at shallow depth of

September 10, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hit Easter Island region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Easter Island, Chile, on September 6, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 50

September 06, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit Tonga

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale hit Tonga region on September 4, 2014, at 05:33 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 11.8 km (7.4 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at depth of 9 km. EMSC is reporting M6.0 at depth of 2 km.&nbs

September 04, 2014

Inside the "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake

On August 24, 2014, the northern San Francisco Bay Area was struck by the largest earthquake to impact the Bay Area since the 1989 M6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake. "South Napa" M6.0 earthquake occurred west of mapped traces of the West Napa Fault, the most

August 27, 2014

Very strong and dangerous M6.9 earthquake hit central Peru

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.9 (USGS) on the Richter scale struck central Peru on August 24, 2014, at 23:21 UTC (18:21 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 101 km (62.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 and depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 42 km (

August 24, 2014

Strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake M6.0 hit San Francisco Bay Area, California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.0 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco Bay Area, California - USA, on August 24, 2014, at 10:20 UTC (03:20 local time). USGS is reporting shallow depth of 10.8 km (6.7 miles)Epicenter was located 6 km (4

August 24, 2014

Very strong earthquake M6.4 hit Valparaiso, Chile

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck Valparaiso, Chile, on August 23, 2014, at 22:32 UTC (18:32 local time). Both USGS and EMSC report the same magnitude in their preliminary reports. USGS reports depth of 32 km (19.9 miles), EMSC is repor

August 23, 2014

Bardarbunga volcano - intense earthquake swarm continues, Iceland

Since the onset of intense earthquake swarm at Bárðarbunga volcano, Iceland, on Saturday, August 16 at 03:00 UTC, and by late Monday, August 18, around 2 600 earthquakes have been detected with the earthquake monitoring network of the Icelandic Mete

August 20, 2014

Intense earthquake swarm started at Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office (IMO) is reporting a sharp increase in seismic activity close to subglacial stratovolcano Bárðarbunga in NW Vatnajökull ice cap​. A seismic swarm has been ongoing since 03:00 UTC on August 16, 2014, and near continuous ea

August 18, 2014

Extremely dangerous M6.2 earthquake struck Iran-Iraq border region

Strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.2 (EMSC/USGS) on the Richter scale struck Iran-Iraq border region at 02:32 UTC (07:02 local time) on Monday, August 18, 2014. Both EMSC and USGS report shallow depth of 10 km.According to the Iranian Seismological Center (ISC),

August 18, 2014

Antarctic icequakes triggered by 2010 magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake

Sections of Antarctica's frozen desert can experience hundreds of micro-quakes an hour due to ice deformation. These quakes are also called icequakes and they are a usual occurrence on Antarctica. However, after the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that hit C

August 12, 2014

M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake (JMA) was registered off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, at 03:43 UTC on August 10, 2014. JMA is reporting depth of 50 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at depth of 41 km (25.5 miles).Epicenter was located 81 km (50 miles) E of 

August 10, 2014

Strong earthquake M6.1 registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Barat Daya islands, Banda Sea - Indonesia, on August 6, 2014, at 11:45 UTC. GFZ and USGS are reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6

August 06, 2014

Strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake M6.5 struck China

A strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.5 (CENC - China Earthquake Networks Center) struck Ludian county of Yunnan province, China, on August 3, 2014, at 08:30 UTC (16:30 local time). CENC is reporting depth of 10 km. USGS

August 03, 2014

Very strong and shallow earthquake M6.9 registered in Micronesia region

A very strong and shallow earthquake M6.9 struck Federated States of Micronesia region on August 3, 2014, at 00:22 UTC. USGS reports depth of 10.6 km (6.6 miles). EMSC is also reporting M6.9 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 340 km (211 miles) NNW of&nbs

August 03, 2014

Strong and dangerous M6.3 earthquake struck Veracruz, Mexico

A strong earthquake measuring M6.3 on the Richter scale was registered in Veracruz, Mexico, on July 29, 2014, at 10:46 UTC. USGS reported depth of 95.1 km (59.1 miles), EMSC is reporting M6.4 at depth of 100 km (preliminary data).Epicenter was l

July 29, 2014

Very strong and deep earthquake M6.9 struck off the coast of Fiji

A very strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.9 on the Richter scale (USGS) struck off the coast of Fiji on July 21, 2014, at 14:54 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 616.1 km (382.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 earthquake at depth of 610 km.Epicenter was located 1

July 21, 2014

Very strong M6.6 earthquake hit Kuril Islands, Russia

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale struck Kuril Islands, Russia, on July 20, 2014, at 18:32 UTC. USGS reports depth of 60.8 km (37.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 94 km (58 miles) SE of Kuril&#

July 20, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hit off the coast of Yemen

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M6.0 struck off the coast of Yemen (Owen Fracture Zone region, Arabian Sea) on July 19, 2014, at 14:14 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is also reporting M6.0 at depth of 10 km.Epicenter was locat

July 19, 2014